A young man named Mike
Hawthorne (Gordon Currie) is troubled by
his childhood past as he experienced his
Mom being murdered by his father named
Stephen (Garvin Cross) and then committed
suicide so he still has his fears.
Well Mike along with his girlfriend Peg
(Stacy Grant) travels to his grandparents
farm for a Halloween party which he
invites his friends wherein they will all
dress up as their innermost fears along
with a native indian named Crow (Byron
Chief-Moon) where they would perform an
ancient Indian celebration using the
carved wooden dummy Morty that would
eliminate their fears forever.
Suddenly, Crow is killed by a horse in
which he feared the most of which was
brought on by Morty as something went
wrong and then Morty disguises himself as
Stephen and then starts killing off
Mike's friends one by one making their
worst fears come true.
Mike must overcome his fears to put a
stop to Morty with the help of Peg but
however Morty feeds on his fear which
makes Mike hesitant.
There's a nice prologue that involves
mother and child driving in a car on a
dark stormy night with good camera shots
on them cruising along. There is a nice shot on supporting actor Stephen acting menacing with an axe in
the woods and whacking a woman with great shocked
expressions by the mother while she's
There is a nice warming welcome by Mams towards Mike
Hawthorne as grandmother and grandchild which looks
We spot a good discussion with Peg approaching Mike near
a tombstone trying to talk to him and him acting jittery discussing his past on
what happened to his mother.
A good shot on Mike slowly placing a
wooden mask on his face and then taking
We have a good conversation between Crow and Mike discussing
about their fears and Morty as the
setting is still and serious.
A good shot on Crow being
knocked down with the camera zooming in
on him and a shot up on a horse. A good
blocking scene with the horses hoof
kicking his head but the effects looked
There's perfect camera shots on Ned and Trish walking
along outside near a lake having a
There's nice friendly reactions on the
people wearing their costumes based on
their fears at the ceremony.
There's a great scene between Morty and Mike in the barn attic
and swearing Morty out as
well as acting nervous
when he spots a hallucination on Stephen approaching him.
A good shot on the Grandfather in
the barn attic with rats covering over
him which looks spooky.
Bottom line is that this is another fun flick
as it delivers nice chemistry to take
place close to Halloween but it's not as
dark and creepy. It does show some familiar cast members
from known cult horror flicks with some
great settings in the woods like in the
first film as this time it was filmed in
my local area of Vancouver, BC. Some of the lines with Morty seemed a
little corny though as at times it
doesn't seem to fit and the plot loses
The acting is
quite good as Gordon Currie
(Mike Hawthorne) offers a nice deliverance with his
character as a disturbed one about his
past as he offers plenty of energy and
aggression to his part in the film. A
nice aggressive reaction by him whacking
a tombstone with a stick. A great violent reaction on
him and the wooden dummy Morty
off his chair to the ground. He knew on how to
spin around and act dizzy by passing out
after a certain incident. Does well by holding a chair
towards his fellow actress when approaching
him wondering if she's Morty or not.
Stacy Grant (Peg) was wonderful as his
nice and caring girlfriend in the film as
she delivers good lines and a perfect
character to her part to top it all off.
Most of the other main actors didn't
stand out too well but the supporting
actors seemed to have been more
remembered. Let's see here....
Oh yes, there's Betsy Palmer (Mams) as
we get to see her play a sane character
this time in which we all remember her as
Mrs. Voorhees in Friday the 13th.
She was marvellous and will always remain
a terrific character actress. A good speech by her when she
explains to her onscreen grandson that things
will be fine after a dead body is
discovered which leaves you a creepy
Pennell (Grandfather) was another good one playing
a bitter old man in the film bringing his
part across wonderfully. Showed perfect timing acting
nasty towards someone else and
giving him idle threats not to tell any
tales about Morty to his grandson.
Fedele (Morty) has nice evil expression and really brought his lines across
coldly and menacingly. Good reactions on him when he attacks his victims using
jokes in a near Freddy Krueger type
Garvin Cross (Stephen) is terrific as a maniac
in the film and has just the perfect
looks for the part too.
Byron Chief-Moon (Crow) brought a perfect
seriousness to his role as the native in
the film with his idea for the ceremony
as his part instantly came to life for
head is chopped off
A woman's body parts and intestines are
stuffed in a box but it looks slightly
We have a perfect
chillling synthesizer playing from the
opening and ending credits almost
sounding Puppet Master
like. Some odd guitar strumming and
indian whistling type sounds with the odd
piano playing too.